作者: Edward Gonzalez Kevin F. McCarthy
关键词: impediments, appendices, challenges, legacies, castro, cuba
Cuba is nearing the end of the Castro era. When that end arrives, the government that succeeds Fidel Castro, as well as the Cuban people themselves, will need answers to the following questions: How is Castro
作者: Carl J. Dahlman
关键词: savings, force, reductions, computing, method, military, person, year, cost
The Department of Defense strives to only use military personnel for military-essential tasks and has consistently recommended the civilianization of ever-more military functions and positions. This guidance also stems from the belief that military personnel cost more than comparable civilians. As a policy, civilianization can only be properly applied when it is an integral element of a broader personnel-management strategy. This work presents a new method of estimating the cost of a military person-year that focuses on the actual cost of the retirement benefits that the federal government mus
作者: Barry Leonard
出版社: DIANE Publishing
关键词: glance, america, rural
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This report highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas for use in developing policies and programs to assist rural areas. The 2008 edition focuses on employment, poverty, population change, and demographic characteristics of non-metro areas. Charts and tables.
作者: James Dobbins
出版社: RAND Corporation
关键词: george, bush, fdr, building, nation, war
This book examines how the United States has gained considerable experience in nation-building operations through its participation in at least eight significant operations since World War II-in Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
作者: Daniel Byman John R. Wise
关键词: threats, opportunities, trends, decade, gulf, coming, persian
This book summarizes likely challenges to U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf, identifies key uncertainties and trends, and assesses the implications of those trends for the United States. The authors examine shifting military balances and weaknesses, the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD); social and economic trends in the region; potential regime changes; and the effects of the U.S. military presence in the region.
作者: Markus Baum
出版社: Plough Publishing House
关键词: bruderhof, arnold, eberhard, wind
The first-ever biography of an uncompromising revolutionary for Christ whose witness still reverberates around the world. Markus Baum, a prominent German journalist, presents Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) as a role model for today’s disaffected young generation. Baum’s highly readable account examines the forces that shaped Arnold’s life. He recreates a colorful era when thousands of young men and women in Weimar Germany rejected conventional mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, a young and aspiring writer and speaker, played a prominent role in this "Youth
作者: Georges Vernez, Richard Krop, C. Peter Rydell
关键词: costs, benefits, gap, education, closing
How much would it cost and what would the benefits be if blacks and Hispanics graduated from high school, went to college, and graduated from college at the same rate as non-Hispanic whites? The answer to this important question for the future of the nation is explored in this report. The costs of education would be high, increasing by about 20 percent in California and 10 percent in the rest of the nation. But the benefits, in the form of savings in public health and welfare expenditures and increased tax revenues from higher incomes, would be even higher. Indeed, the added costs of providing